Oct. 11 community briefs
Town hall will hash out TVF&R annexation
Soroptimist award open for applicants
Soroptimist International of Chehalem Valley announced last week that the club is accepting entries for its 2017 "Live Your Dream" award, which gives $1,500 to help "a woman who is the head of her household pursue her education and further her career in order to provide for her family," according to a press release.
To apply, download an application and reference forms at www.sicv.org. The application deadline is Nov. 15, winners will be announced in March, and further information can be gathered by calling Ruth at 503-550-0014.
Rural fire board to meet
The Newberg Rural Fire Protection District will hold its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Station 20 on Second and Howard streets. The agenda of the meeting includes information regarding the November public election to join the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue district, an account presentation of the 2016-2017 financial review, and a rural district incident report from TVF&R.
Historical society to meet
The annual meeting of the St. Paul Historical Society will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the St. Paul Fire District office. A light brunch will be provided at no charge.
Charlotte Smith, owner of Champoeg Creamery, will speak.
TVF&R and rural fire board will hold
town hall meeting
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and board members from the Newberg Rural Fire Protection District will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Station 20 at Second and Howard streets. The meeting will discuss two measures on the November ballot, one to bring the rural fire district into the TVF&R district and one to dissolve the rural fire district.
City Club will examine ballot measures
The Newberg City Club luncheon, set for noon Oct. 17 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., is headlined "Beyond the Voters' Pamphlet" Public Safety and Education on the Ballot." The forum will feature representatives from Portland Community College, Newberg Rural Fire Protection District and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, who will share information on ballot measures before voters in November.
Make reservations by 10 p.m. Oct. 15 by calling Mark Kaiser at 503-538-5215.
Community members are welcome to attend and share in the lunch catered by Bon Appetit. Lunch is $10 for City Club members, $15 for non-members. Those members interested in attending the forum, but not dining, pay $5, while non-members must pay $6.
Friends of Yamhill County will gather for potluck, tour and meeting
McMINNVILLE — The annual Friends of Yamhill County farm tour and potluck will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Even Pull Farm, 16765 S.W. Christensen Road.
Along with a tour and the potluck lunch, there will be a brief business meeting to elect officers and board members for terms beginning in November. Five directors will be elected to two-year terms. Those nominated include Kathyrn Jernstedt for president, Tom Abrego for vice president, Craig Markham for treasurer and Steve Iversen for secretary. The board has also nominated Sid Friendman to serve at a member at large.
For reservations, email Jernstedt at [email protected] comcast.net.
Help Butteville restore its historic landing
Friends of Historic Butteville, in conjunction with Marion County, is undertaking a fundraising effort to restore Butteville landing, the old road that formerly accessed the docks and ferry landing in town. The restoration project will involve installing a 10-foot-wide paved trail down to the river, with a paddle dock for kayaks and canoes, and landscape the landing with native plants. The goal, organizers said, is to create a park-like amenity for the community and provide public access to the Willamette River.
The ultimate goal is to raise about $37,000 for the project, the effort has garnered about $12,200 so far, and leverage that cash for matching funds through grants.
Those interested in contributing to the effort can access the group's GoFundMe campaign at https:/www.gofund me.com/RestoreButteville Landing.
Group strives to support caregivers
Providence Community Connections and Faith in Action facilitate a support group for people caring for a spouse or parent experiencing Alzheimer's or other dementia-related issues. The group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in the Dundee Conference Room at Providence Newberg Medical Group. The meeting is facilitated by Mary Ruff, no registration is required and drop-ins are welcome.
"The group offers a safe place for anyone caring for a loved one to share their experience, gain support and find guidance from others on a similar journey," said a press release.
For more information, call Providence Community Connections at 503-537-1549.
Brush up on emergency preparedness
The Newberg Church of Latter Day Saints, 1212 Deborah Road, will host an emergency preparedness event from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The event will feature emergency management professionals, representatives from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and a keynote address entitled "Living on Shaky Ground" by Sheila Alfsen, a geology instructor at Portland State University, as well as at Chemeketa and Linn Benton community colleges. For more information, call Sandra Freeman at 503-481-0727.